His hand, trembling, reached out, and when he touched the casket, he screamed” (Hurst 2, 3). Doodle, having been treated as such by his older brother for the majority of his life, did not discern anything was out of the ordinary, as he had become accustomed to such treatment. Regardless, the sight of a coffin makes the average person uncomfortable, but the fact that Doodle had to see the one picked out for him specifically makes the situation much more obscene. Additionally, abandonment for a disabled child such as Doodle is the greatest harm that could be afflicted on him. Doodle’s brother would deliberately harm him, as he thought his younger was below him.
The evidence is undeniable. Doodle's brother was extremely cruel to him from the time Doodle was born. One would think that Doodle's disability would be more than enough reason for his brother to feel sympathy for Doodle; not this brother. Doodle's brother was so hateful toward Doodle that he stated his desire to smother Doodle with a pillow. Doodle's brother also showed his cruel, ill feelings for his disabled brother, Doodle, by showing him the casket which the family built
Near the beginning of Gilgamesh 's story Gilgamesh is young, and arrogant. But as he gets to the end of his story he realizes the mistakes he has made and we 'll have to live with them for the rest of his life. Gilgamesh was feared and hated by many of the people who lived in Erech. One of the reasons being are because of how he made the children work for him and how he took any maiden he wanted and raped them. Gilgamesh became best friends with "Enkidu."
Several of my possessions were accompanied by this character, including my favorite hair tie. The life changing quarrel was instigated by my brother, who wondered which hair tie I was wearing that day. Without any warning, and with an intensity greater than any average four year old, my brother suddenly reached over and yanked out my favorite hair tie. I whined and cried because according to my rules, no one was allowed to touch Cookie Monster. Without any hesitation, I reached over and attempted to pull it out of his hands, but his grasp on the hair tie was stronger.
If a family is cruel to you you can feel hurt, ignored or unhappy and can even grow up to become a bad person but, if a family pays attention to you and plays a positive part in your life it can make you a better person, make you happy, feel loved and many more things like this. In the novel Tangerine, the protagonist Paul Fisher has an extremely bad relationship with all 3 of his closest family members, and his parents show extreme favoritism to Erik and they basically let him do anything he wants because their Dad bred Erik to become a “Football star” all his life. Throughout the novel, Paul gets bullied by Erik, ignored by his parents and even lied to by them about a major part of his life. These actions make Paul feel hurt, ignored and forgotten, and Erik even teases Paul’s friends.. The topic that is most evident in Tangerine is family, and the scenes that showcase this are when Paul gets kicked off of Lake Windsor Middle School’s Soccer team because his Mom told the school that Paul was disabled so he gets extremely mad and screams at her, when Paul remembers in a flashback that when he was young his Mom tells him to not tell his
“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” (Proverbs 16:18) In “The Scarlet Ibis” Brother is consumed by pride, and his actions towards Doodle show it. There are many examples throughout the story of his egotistical behaviors, and the few times in which he cares for Doodle are only for his own benefit. In “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, Brother is both cruel and kinds as he helps Doodle to succeed and thrive. Throughout Doodle’s life, Brother finds continuously unpitying ways to be merciless and inhumane towards Doodle. For example, When Doodle begins crawling, Brother renamed him, calling him Doodle because, “nobody expects much from someone called Doodle.” (p31) When Brother does this relentless act, he believes
Whenever Sally is caught dressing “provocative” or acting “too old” her father decides to teach her a lesson. One of the most important examples of the abuse is in the vignette What Sally Said, “Until the way Sally tells it, he just went crazy, he just forgot he was her father between the buckle and the belt” (93). In his fits of rage it is as if Sally’s dad does not know who she is and continues to blindly hit her until he has calmed down again. With
He believes that making pesto will suddenly have Naomi running to him like he has just pulled out a legendary pickup line. But when the pesto is ruined he sees his only chance at redemption torn from his grasp. Clearly he uses these symbols to try and bring the consistency of his old life with him. The novel 48 Shades of Brown by Nick Earls is effective in developing our understanding of the struggles that everyday people have to endure on a daily basis. The characters, plot, setting and symbols subtly and effectively express the theme of alienation throughout the book.
Edmund embodied the ultimate male trait – aggressiveness – which he uses to menace his siblings. Susan, on the other hand, who was sensible and intelligent, was seen as a nag by her brothers. And finally, Lucy was always treated as delicate and overly-emotional by the characters in the novel. This stereotyping leads children to think that as boys, they must be almighty and dominant over girls, who must be kind, gentle, and subordinate to them. Gender roles are also introduced by Father Christmas.
The theme reason VS. desire can also be seen in the short story “The Scarlet Ibis”.As Doodle and big Brother go through a similar conflict. Reason VS. Desire is grown in the short story “The Scarlet Ibis” as the author shows how Big Brother mistreats and pushes doodle too far. An example from the story would be would be “Doodle told them it was me who taught him how to walk, so everyone wanted to hug me and i began to cry”(james 559). Big brother taught Doodle how to walk only because he was ashamed to have a cripple as a brother.